The sweet mart owner and cake supplier arrested for supplying a stale cake that resulted in food poisoning among 35 children and three teachers on Sunday night at Ghatkopar have been remanded to judicial custody.
The police suspect Rajaram Limbaji Choudhary (50), the owner of Om Sweet mart in Pant Nagar, may be at fault for keeping the cake for sale beyond two days although he was warned against it by the supplier.
Shamsul Hasan Ahmed (38), the supplier of the 1 kg cake from a Kurla bakery, was also arrested on Monday.
“Ahmed told us that even though the cake packet did not bear an expiry date, the retailers purchasing it were informed that it was to be sold within two days,” said a police officer from Pant Nagar.
“Choudhary sold the cake on the 4th day by when it may have turned stale resulting in the problem,” he added.
The police sent samples of other cakes from the shop to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) office.
The results are awaited.
On Sunday, students aged between 8-13 years of USA coaching classes near Ramabai chowky threw a party for their teachers. They had ordered a cake from Hari Om sweet mart.
After eating the cake, people started vomiting and complaining of nausea and stomachache.